Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea
97% Rating
(85 Reviews)

Korvia Consulting - Teach English in Korea

Korvia Consulting is one of the largest and most trusted public school teacher placement agencies in South Korea. Since 2006, Korvia has offered teachers continual support from initial application, to their first day of school, to their final day in South Korea. Korvia is also one of the few agencies to be located in the nation's capital of Seoul allowing us uninterrupted communication as well as access to some of the best positions available.

Korvia works directly with the Korean government as well as education offices around the country and are an OFFICIAL PARTNER of the EPIK, GEPIK, and GOE programs.

Locations
Asia » South Korea » Seoul
Asia » South Korea
Length
1 Year+
Salary / Benefits
Salaries: From 1.8M to 2.7M KRW
Housing: Single-Accomodation
Flight Ticket Allowance: 1.3M KRW Each Way
Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Teaching Hours: 22 Hours per Week
Vacation: 18-21 Days of Paid Vacation
Health Insurance: Provided
Accommodation
Apartment
Currency
USD

Questions & Answers

"A TEFL course of 100-hours or more is required to teach at a public school, with some programs such as GOE and Busan EPIK requiring a TEFL certification with an in-class component as well. Private Institutes and Hagwons do currently not require a TEFL certificate." You can find more information on requirements on their website https://www.korvia.com/korvia-faq/.
Teaching experience is helpful in general because it gives you a bit of an edge over other recruits searching for the same jobs. Is it required? Most of the time no. There are some positions that do require it but that depends on the school. Your recruiter at Korvia can help you find the right school whose requirements you've met as well as is right fit for your personal requirements as best as po...

Program Reviews

  • Benefits
    96%
  • Support
    98%
  • Fun
    97%
  • Facilities
    95%
  • Safety
    97%
  • Instruction
    90%
  • Support
    80%
  • Value
    80%
  • Difficulty
    90%
  • Job Assistance
    90%

Program Reviews (85)

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Antoinette
Female
Abroad

Good

7/10

I found the registration process straightforward and was invited for an interview within a few days after submitting my application. My consultant gave me advice concerning Private academies, GEPIK and GOE programs. I decided to apply for the GOE program because they welcome new teachers, run workshops to improve teaching skills and also offer a brief orientation. Throughout the latter stage of the document process I worked with various recruiters.

During the orientation I received a lot of support from GOE staff & Mr Wery from Korean Horizons. I learnt that applicants from Korean Horizons seemed more informed and had a stronger network of support even when they were in Korea. Moreover, their accommodation was more suited being a business motel and their fee was much lower.
Mr Wery assisted all applicants on both days of orientation including transport to & from the health centre.

In reflection, I feel Korvia lacked in certain areas given their reputation, and it would have been nice to meet a member of staff in person at the orientation. My experience with them has been okay and I appreciate all those who I worked with. Despite a few setbacks they enabled me to secure a teaching position on time.
I am also grateful for the way GOE staff and Mr Wery helped make the orientation a smooth process.

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Kayla
Female
25 years old
Seoul
University of South Florida

The best decision I've ever made

10/10

Honestly, moving to South Korea and working with EPIK has been the best decision I've ever made, and I don't think it would have been possible without the help of Korvia Consulting! The EPIK process is certainly intimidating, but Korvia made sure everything was taken care of smoothly and in a timely manner. My recruiter was Victoria, and she was so professional, knowledgable, and friendly! Korvia is there to help you every step along the way, from submitting your initial documents and application, all the way through greeting you at the airport when you arrive in Korea. I had a ton of questions, and Victoria was always prompt to respond. Korvia really does go above and beyond to make sure applicants feel comfortable and confident throughout the EPIK process, and I'm so happy I was able to work with them! I would definitely recommend Korvia Consulting to anyone interested in teaching English is Korea!

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Erica
Female
24 years old
Sejong
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Highly Recommend Korvia!

10/10

I could not be more impressed with Korvia Consulting! I had very little idea of what to expect of the application process and I had a lot of questions. My recruiter, Brian was always there to answer my questions. I honestly don't think I'd be in Korea right now if it weren't for him. He was so confident in me which made me more confident in myself. I was so excited the day I finally got to meet Brian face to face at Gimhae Airport! He still continues to check in with me from time to time. Korvia Consulting provides so much support for its applicants throughout the entire lengthy process. I highly highly recommend Korvia Consulting to anyone who is considering applying to the EPIK program!

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Jacob
Male
26 years old
Seongnam
University of North Texas

Great, trustworthy company

10/10

Korvia is an all-around great company to work with. They are legit, trustworthy and hardworking people. Our recruiter, Ann, worked very hard to make the whole process of interviewing, accepting a job, then navigating through all the paperwork as easy as possible for us. We started our new job in Seongnam a few days ago and it's going great so far. The city is amazing and all of our co-workers are great. I'm very glad we chose to use Korvia's services and I'd highly recommend them to anyone seeking a teaching job in Korea.

Bae
Female

Great

9/10

This has been a wonderful way to apply a teaching position in Korea. If I was by myself and had to try to figure everything out then I would be lost in so many times. However, using this service helped a lot for me to find a suitable position in Korea. Since I have no connection in Korea at all, Korvia and its staffs have been a great help and supported me so that also gave me a relief. I think everyone since it is free of charge should go for this service.

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Roxana
Female
27 years old
Yongin, South Korea
University of Texas- San Antonio

Great support

10/10

Korvia has been wonderful from beginning to end. They are prompt to answer all questions in a timely manner, and were a great support through-out the whole hiring process up until I arrived to my apartment in Korea. Their staff are a joy to work, and I'm beyond glad that I chose to work with them. They did an amazing job in placing me in a great location and job position. They excelled in making the move to another country a breeze. Thank y'all.

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Michelle
Female
28 years old
Busan
University of Pretoria

Korvia is the best!

9/10

There are many recruitment agencies out there but none of them can compare to Korvia. The recruiters at Korvia were always supportive and reliable. I never had to wait longer than 24 hours to get a response from them. They really paid attention to what I wanted and they only arranged job interviews with schools I said I was interested in. My recruiter, Jessie, was incredibly patient and friendly. She answered all my questions and helped me to process my documents. She called me as soon as I landed in Korea to make sure that I was okay and Korvia has kept in touch with me to find out if I am still happy with my placement. Choose Korvia. They care about you. For them it is not just about filling a position. It is about making sure that you find the right place to thrive in Korea. They work with reputable schools and they are reliable.

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Keyra
Female
1 year old
San Juan
University of Puerto Rico

Getting there

10/10

As many have said and I quote: "I couldn't have done this without the help of Korvia". This same words I say again because thanks to them, I'm able to go to Korea with a teaching position and accommodations. I'm so thankful because what seemed as an easy process can turn into a nightmare if doing it on your own. You need assistance and help, that's where Korvia comes to the rescue. They walk you throughout the whole thing. Even when things seem like you want to give up, they are right there to help you and make it easier. If you arevlooking for the right people to help, go to Korvia and you'll get what you need.

How can this program be improved?

As many have said and I quote: "I couldn't have done this without the help of Korvia". This same words I say again because thanks to them, I'm able to go to Korea with a teaching position and accommodations. I'm so thankful because what seemed as an easy process can turn into a nightmare if doing it on your own. You need assistance and help, that's where Korvia comes to the rescue. They walk you throughout the whole thing. Even when things seem like you want to give up, they are right there to help you and make it easier. If you arevlooking for the right people to help, go to Korvia and you'll get what you need.

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Kwailan
Female
32 years old
Florida, USA
University of South Florida

korvia RoCKs

10/10

Deciding to make a huge life change and take this opportunity to move to another country I couldn't have asked for a better agency. Friendly recruiters made this transition possible with little stress or anxiety. I feel relieved to have this company supporting me and guiding me through a once in a life time opportunity. The recruiters are knowledgeable and answered all my annoying/ important questions along the way. I'm pleased with their patience and quick responses. Awesome job Korvia :)

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Kiara
Female
25 years old
Cape Town, South Africa
University of Cape Town

10/10 for Korvia

10/10

Unfortunately I only discovered Korvia consulting late into my research regarding teaching English in South Korea and after having been in contact with other recruiting agencies. I sometimes consider how much easier and less stressful a number of months would have been, if I had made a connection with this superb company earlier on.

My initial Skype interview with my recruiter felt so genuine and made made me feel positive once again after having hit a few bumps in the road trying to find a teaching position. Korvia Consulting therefore completely stands out and shines in my mind when I think about my journey in researching and applying to teach English in South Korea.

Every step during my application was explained clearly to me, and Korvia went out of their way to provide extra information regarding how to organise a residency certificate in my own country. Despite an awkward time difference, my recruiter made sure to remain by her email so that I could update her or so that she could respond to any important questions I may have had when I was still in my home country.

It was extremely exciting when Korvia managed to set up a, successful, school interview for me in such a short time. My school wanted me to arrive as soon as possible and Korvia made sure I did by constantly making sure I was up to date with my necessary documents. My arrival and first week in Korea was a smooth process and I it was very exciting and comforting to receive Korvia's welcome package.

I know it is usually helpful to give constructive criticism in a review, however I really cannot fault Korvia or my Korvia recruiter throughout the entire process of working with them. Thank you Korvia Consulting for your professionalism, positive approach and constant support.

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Martha
Female
28 years old
hometown

Professional and Considerate Support

10/10

Coming back to Korea, I knew I wanted to be a little more particular about where I wanted to be. I knew it wasn’t going to be easy or quick. With that in mind, I’m glad I chose Korvia for three reasons.

One, the initial interview was carried out in a professional yet friendly manner. My recruiter, Jessie, asked a lot of questions but she also provided a lot of information in return. It was such a pleasant experience we spoke for well over an hour. From the beginning, I was very clear about my preferences which can scare away most recruiters. However, she did not hesitate to let me know that it would take some time to find what I wanted but they would work to find me a position if I was willing to be patient.

Two, throughout the process I wasn’t bombarded with options I did not want. As promised, they kept to my preferences and worked very hard to keep me updated. I know from experience this isn’t always the case. Usually recruiters just try to find any open position and throw it at you, making you feel like it’s your only choice.

And lastly, applying to Korea is a lengthy process which is often times confusing. Even for a returning teacher. I received a lot of support from Jessie, Jina and the crew. They always answered all my questions in a timely manner and gave me as much information as they could.

I do wish they had more information for returning teachers since some things can be a little different for us. There were a few times when I didn’t really have helpful answers. All in all though, my experience with Korvia has been superb! The Korvia crew is supportive and always professional.

Martha J. W.

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Brendan
Male
40 years old
Daejeon, South Korea

Top-rate legit agency

10/10

When I was in America, Korvia navigated me through every step toward getting my first job in Korea, teaching with EPIK. The recruiter assigned to me was patient with all my questions, and responded quickly and thoroughly.

After my first year, my EPIK position was eliminated, so I asked Korvia for help finding another job. This time two recruiters in Korvia helped me, presenting my resume to several private and non-EPIK public schools. They set me up with good interviews and stayed in contact through the whole process. Within a couple of months, I'd signed a new contract.

This is a legit company that works with legit schools, and they won't charge you a penny. I've been to one Korvia party in Seoul, and it was packed with grateful recruits. The only thing Korvia has ever asked of me was to give them was a review on this website, which I'm happy to do.

How can this program be improved?

Nothin.

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Carolynn
Female
33 years old
Pyeongtaek
University of Victoria

Helpful with everything!!!

10/10

I had a very positive experience with Korvia because they have been very helpful and able to answer my questions right away. They also organized everything for me so I knew the deadlines of when a document(s) had to be completed. I would definitely recommend Korvia. They set up everything for me from the job interview, to even helping me find cheap flights. My recruiter Jessie also offered me her phone number in case of emergency. They have been very helpful and very fast at responding to any questions or concerns I've had.

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Kiegan
Female
27 years old
Yongin, South Korea
Agnes Scott College

Korvia All The Way!!

10/10

I've been using Korvia for the past three years. I would recommend them to anyone and everyone. They've really helped make my time here in Korea absolutely amazing and stress-free. They were there every step of the way, from when I first submitted my application to present day random questions about work. They're one of the few recruiters I know of who work hard for you even after you've already accepted a job. They work hard to help you adapt to your new life here, either through the Korvia parties or introducing you to other people in your area.

You're in good hands with them (especially Jessie and Jina!!!)

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Molly
Female
26 years old
Bundang-gu, South Korea
York St John University

Great results twice

8/10

I have used Korvia recruiting for two years in a row and both experiences have been great.

The recruiters at Korvia are extremely friendly and went above and beyond looking for schools that fit my specifications. They have a great variety of schools, both public and private. I was shown a great selection of schools.

Korvia has always been prompt with responses and understanding if there is a delay in paperwork.

I had a unfortunate situation in which one of the schools I had chosen had decided to cancel my contract last minute (due to budgeting) and Korvia saved the day by finding me another excellent placement.

It has been fantastic working with them and I would certainly recommend this program to others in the future.

How can this program be improved?

No major changes come to mind.

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Pa
Female
27 years old
Ansan, South Korea
Other

Two thumbs up for Korvia

10/10

It was great working with Korvia. Literally I applied with them mid-January (considering I have all of my documents)and little did I know there was a job waiting on the other end already. The process was fast and easy. I applied and waited for about 4 days and then an email and interview was set up right away. I am very happy with them. They were very considerate of the time differences so all interviews including the school interview was made during the early evening in central time (morning in Korea). I was well prepared by my recruiter and she made sure that I asked lots and lots of questions before the interview. She did mentioned that in some cases some school will offer you the job right on the spot so be prepared to take it or not. Sure enough just within hours I received an email saying the job was offered. One thing I really liked about the process is during the interview they made sure to check in with you before and after the school interview. It was nice to know that they're on Skype during your interview time. When flying in to Korea, I got an early arrival time, my recruiter was up and she emailed and facebook me to make sure I made it safely to Korea and finding the right person for my ride. It was an honored to work with Korvia and my recruiter. She was the best and still the best!!! Thanks Ashley and Korvia for this last minute opportunity!!!!

How can this program be improved?

I wouldn't change anything but I would like to add an idea to the program. If it is possible it would be very nice to have volunteers to host new teachers, especially new teachers that does not or speak little Korean. It would be nice to have someone to help assist with the first few weeks upon arrival. This is coming from a GEPIK teacher's perspective. I am pretty sure there is something similar for the EPIK program already.

Desiree
Female
30 years old
Hoengseong, South Korea
Other

Top 5 Reasons Korvia is the Best!

10/10

1. Korvia has a winning attitude. I have been blown away, not just by their high level of professionalism, but also by their patience and kindness towards me. I felt that they genuinely cared about me and wanted the best for me.

2. The whole Korvia team has you covered. When my recruiter was out of the office for a few days, other staff came in and helped me while she was gone.

3. Korvia goes beyond the call of duty. The level of support they provide is phenomenal! Even if you are trying to get an English teaching position for the first time, and don't even know the right questions to ask, you don't need to worry at all. Korvia is so thorough in their job, they don't miss a thing! They've got you covered!

4. Korvia doesn't stop taking care of you. They didn't stop after I arrived in Korea and they continue to support me and answer my questions and concerns.

5. You gain friends. Korvia practically feels like family to me by now. My recruiter and I have even planned to go out for coffee the next time I'm in Seoul!

Don't even bother wasting your time looking at other recruiters! Choose Korvia!

How can this program be improved?

The only thing I can think of is that when I very first contacted Korvia, response was a little slow. Of course, that was also during their busiest season! Other than that, I can't think of a thing. Korvia is amazing!

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Taylor
Male
30 years old
Suwon, South Korea
New College of Florida

Terrific recruiters

9/10

I had a wonderful time working with Ashley and Jina (as well as a few others more briefly) throughout all the steps of getting a job here in Suwon through GEPIK. They always responded to emails on the same day (or the next day, given the time difference with the US). They were supportive and worked with me through all the steps. We faced a few bumps once I began the interview and contract process with my school, but both Ashley and Jina were very professional and communicated the issues.

I don't think there is much I could suggest to improve their recruitment services!

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Dafydd
Male
28 years old
Korea

An excellent professional service

10/10

Korvia consulting is an extremely well organised, professional recruiter. I have used their services many times and have always found them to be helpful and quick to respond. They listen to your preferences and help you find the teaching position you want.

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Sean
Male
32 years old
Seoul Korea
National College of Ireland

First class service

10/10

Signing up for my 3rd year in Korea I decided to go with Korvia, and I am so glad I did.
From the moment I signed up I was told exactly what was needed and the best ways to go about getting all my documents in order as quick as possible.
Once I had all my documents Korvia set me up with a list of schools to choose from to suit my needs. I did have some special requests for my new school and they managed to find me a school that ticked all the boxes.
Korvia's Jessie called me before my interviews, after my interviews, when I was the immigration office and any other time I needed help or to check in with my progress.
It was extremely reassuring and it was a great 'customer experience' as they make you feel looked after.
I have been at my new school for 2 months now and couldn't be happier.

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Craig
Male
29 years old
Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Korea via Korvia

9/10

Apply for any new job can be stressful, let alone one in a completely foreign country. Luckily, Korvia will make the whole process as simple as possible which will leave you more time to be excited about it than stressed!

I have successfully been placed at two great public school jobs in Korea through Korvia and their incredible team of recruiters. My first job was with the EPIK program and my current school is with a GEPIK school that matched exactly what I was looking for in a school.

Korvia will work closely with you to make sure you can get the experience that is best for you. Korvia will keep you informed and on track for the whole application process as well as giving excellent support once you arrive in the country!

The parties allow you to meet other teachers in Korea and the team are always available to answer questions.

I really couldn't recommend Korvia enough, they're everything you expect in a good recruiter and then more!

Thanks,Korvia, for helping me with my journey and providing me with the supported I needed to be here and happily living in Korea.

What are you waiting for? contact them now!

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Joseph
Male
33 years old
Ireland

A great experience

10/10

I dealt with Jessie from Korvia and I had a very positive experience. She helped my through the application process for various jobs and she, alongside her team and Ann Park, secured me a great teaching job. I am so grateful to them. She also kept up contact with me after that, making sure that I was doing ok and asking how my job was. I am so happy I went with Korvia, I feel like they really looked out for me and they are so helpful and kind. Thanks Korvia!

Joseph Johnson
September 2015

How can this program be improved?

I think the Korvia is very well run.

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Brendan
Male
27 years old
Jochiwon-eup, Republic of Korea
Portland State University

Not too hot, not too cold; just right.

10/10

KorVia Consulting gets a lot of positive reviews because they are written by real satisfied customers. I don't think there's anything I can say that hasn't been already.

I'd like to give a personal shout-out to Jina Rhee for helping me out with securing a job with EPIK. You've got a bright future ahead of you!

I encourage you to check out KorVia Consulting and see for yourself what they can do for you. You'll love 'em, I guarantee.

How can this program be improved?

No program is perfect, but I can't think of one thing I would change because I haven't had an issue.

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Autumn
Female
25 years old
Namwon, South Korea
Oglethorpe University

Korvia Consulting

10/10

Korvia Consulting is perfect for those looking to teach abroad in Korea. Their knowledgeable staff guided me through the entire application process and was able to promptly answer any questions I had, and my recruiter, Jesse, was an absolute superstar. They even greeted us at the airport when we got to Korea with goodie bags. 10/10 would recommend.

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Dan
Male
39 years old
Ulsan, South Korea
Daemen College

A professional recruiting team

8/10

Korvia has connected me successfully to 2 jobs in the last 3 years. They work as a team very well. Although sometimes your individual recruiter can be very busy at certain times in the year, their teammates take time out to help their recruits when necessary.

Both jobs I've gotten through Korvia have been very positive experiences. Speaking from my own experience, it seems they do their best to find jobs with great employers.

How can this program be improved?

Occasionally, Korvia is so busy that communication can be slow. I'm not sure the best way to improve this.

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Shannon
Female
24 years old
Holland, Michigan
Indiana University- Bloomington

Korvia is the best!

10/10

I worked Korvia for about 6 months for my teaching application and interview process, and am still in contact with them now even though I am happily here in Korea. They not only supported me throughout the entire process, but went above and beyond to ensure my arrival and living situation were taken care of as well. I feel that Korvia is not simply a company trying to make money, but a true team that genuinely holds your best interests at heart. It's really cool how they throw the Korvia parties as well, so you can actually meet your recruiter after working with them for so long!

How can this program be improved?

I have no complaints about Korvia. My only suggestion (if possible) might be to see if there's a way to work with the government to expedite the ARC process after we arrive.

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Grace
Female
27 years old
Seoul

Top quality

9/10

My first experience with a recruiter from Korvia was nothing but a start to a new journey of what I had always wanted to do. My recruiter gave me the opportunity to start a new career path. Before getting recruited by Korvia, I had only in my mind of wanting to try something different from what I had been doing in Korea.

My recruiter was able to cater to my needs and find job opportunities that would suit my strength. She was very supportive through the whole process. In fact, I was just so surprised she would give me so much support and encouragement through this new process. She always touch based with me and guided me through what documents were needed and so forth.

When going for my interviews and getting lost with directions, my recruiter was always there to help me. I can't thank her enough for being such a brilliant and a dependable person.

With many interviews, my interviewer also recognised that I was referred by Korvia Recruiting, which in fact gave me the heads up in the job furthermore than if I just applied personally. Korvia is widely recognised and acknowledged as a good agency that selects good employees.

So, I can definitely say a big thank you to my recruiter Ciena:) Thanks to her, I am able to start at my new job that is perfect for me. I couldn't be any happier.

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Alexander
Male
26 years old
Cape Town, Western Cape
University of Stellenbosch

MY experience with Korvia

10/10

My recruiter was very open and honest about everything. She told me what to expect and how likely outcomes would be. She helped me with every question I posed and even replied outside of her working hours (9-5) from time to time. I am truly impressed with how much effort they put in and how it doesn't change after you are settled in. I would strongly advise anyone to use Korvia as their agency.

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Jay
Male
28 years old
Seoul, South Korea
University of North Florida

Amazing People

10/10

Korvia worked with my girlfriend and I to make sure we got placed in the best location that fit what we were looking for! They were always in contact with us and helped answer every question we had about the entire process! We would highly recommend Korvia to anyone thinking about teaching overseas! It has been a pleasure working with these amazing people.

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Faith
Female
27 years old
Ansan
New Mexico State University

Awesome recruiter!

10/10

Korvia really helped me SO MUCH before coming out here. They gave me a detailed list of all the things I was supposed to do and paperwork I was supposed to sign. They were extremely organized and helpful. Seriously though. I applied to other recruiters before them but chose Korvia because they replied to my emails quickly. When I got to Korea, they also answered any questions I had and continue to have. Their welcome party was also a blast and a great way to meet new people. Honestly, the recruiters are less like business people working for you and more like friends walking alongside you. They have a top notch group of people.

How can this program be improved?

It's your duty to check out the schools before you apply to them. Korvia, just like any business, is trying to make money. They show you the schools and you decide where to go. I know a couple people who got placed in schools with poor administration. So once again, check out the schools before you apply. Korvia is just the middleman.

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Korvia Consulting is an ESL recruiting agency based in Seoul, South Korea that works with the Korean government and commercial franchises to place English teachers into public and private schools across the country.

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